Media advisory: Thanksgiving story ideas from Marquette University

Nov. 23, 2020

give thanks stock imageMILWAUKEE — As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, several members of the Marquette University faculty are offering story ideas and expert commentary to help with coverage plans.

  • Dr. Joseph R. Clark, associate professor of chemistry, can explain “boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion” and what can happen if you don’t defrost your turkey before deep frying it. Email him at
  • Rev. Ryan Duns, S.J., assistant chair of theology, can discuss gratitude during difficult times, learning to savor life’s little things, and the importance of pausing and analyzing aspects one might look past amid a busy, demanding schedule. Email him at
  • Dr. Conor R. Kelly, assistant professor also of theology, can discuss his research on leisure and the significance and benefits of actually taking a break during the Thanksgiving holiday. Email him at  
  • Dr. Thomas Kaczmarek, adjunct assistant professor computer science, can give advice on how online shoppers on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and beyond can best avoid scammers, hackers and other cybercriminals. Email him at
  • Dr. Bryan C. Rindfleisch, assistant professor of history, can discuss the history of Thanksgiving and any queries about the holiday in relation to Native American history. Email him at

For more information on these or any other Thanksgiving stories, please contact Shelby Williamson at or (262) 441-0516.

About Shelby Williamson

Shelby Williamson

Shelby is a senior communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Shelby at (414) 288-6712 or